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Archive for October, 2009

Record freshmen, record students

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

UW-Green Bay hit a couple of all-time enrollment highs this fall with 1,041 first-year students and more than 6,300 students in all. The freshman class represents 13 states and 16 countries.

We asked, “Why UW-Green Bay?” Watch their responses on video.

Language Lab looking for a few good toddlers

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

languageUW-Green Bay Prof. Jennifer Zapf is asking Green Bay-area alumni, University employees and returning adult students with young children to consider volunteering for a visit to the Language Learning Lab on campus. Zapf and her Human Development and psychology students are conducting a major study of toddlers’ skill and language development.

Participation is easy, with only a single 30- to 45-minute session in which the parent will gently guide his or her child through a few simple play exercises. Participants (the children, anyway) get a free book or toy as a parting gift. Zapf and/or one of her student research assistants will observe.

If you have a child between the ages of 1 and 3 and a willingness to play games for science, contact Zapf at MAC Hall C310; e-mail, phone 920-465-2490. Parents can sign up online at the project website,

Pick-up the phone. It’s Alumni Phone-A-Thon time!

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

The 13th Annual UW-Green Bay Alumni Phone-A-Thon gets underway in mid-October as more than 20 student callers attempt to reach more than 26,000 alumni. Callers will be taking time to update your alumni profile (address, employer, etc.) as well as seeking contributions to UW-Green Bay in support of scholarships and academic programs.

This year we’ll be calling different majors each month. In October, we’ll be focusing on alumni who earned degrees in Growth & Development, Human Development, Psychology and the Master’s program in Community Human Services. Calling will take place on October 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22.

If you would like to support your alma mater, but are a bit difficult to reach by phone, feel free to visit us online 24 hours a day to make your gift at

Please help us build a stronger UW-Green Bay…one student at a time.

Elvis, Reba and more at the Weidner

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

OK, not “the” real Elvis, of course, but you can see a “Let Me Be Frank Production” of an Elvis and Reba Christmas, the real Kenny G., a show called Haunted Illusions, recitals, choral and band concerts, live theater, and so much more, at the Weidner Center.
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See a full list of events.

Coming up at the Lawton . . .

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

From Oct. 8 – Oct. 29, “The Art of the Fold: Accordian Publications,” will be on exhibit at the Lawton Gallery. It examines and surveys a broad range of printed matter that utilizes the accordian fold. All Lawton Gallery exhibits are free and open to the public.

See the Lawton Gallery 2009 Exhibition Schedule.

Alumni artists create ‘ARTgarage’

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

They’ve been featured in our Inside magazine (click here) before — the story is worth repeating.

ARTgarageWhat use to be an empty cannery building is now a showcase and studio space for local artists thanks to a couple of UW-Green Bay art majors. The 4,000 square feet “ARTgarage” is located on Cedar Street in Green Bay. Read more.

Photo gallery: Art Alumni do Artstreet

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Schuette artwork
UW-Green Bay alumni artists put their talent on show for Green Bay’s annual Artstreet event.

Click here to learn more about these talented alumni artists and to view photos of their work.